Kozhikode :The fever epidemic raging across the state has gone from bad to worse and Malappuram feeling the peak of the predicament with over 5,779 cases. Coming behind is Kozhikode with over 2,900 cases. The Directorate of Health Services (DHS) also reported 499 suspected and 178 confirmed dengue cases. However, in the case of dengue, Thiruvananthapuram continued to be on top with 162 cases reported till Monday. The other growing illness includes the likes of leptospirosis, Hepatitis A, chicken pox, Hepatitis A and H1N1 cases.